The Development and Validation of a New Machiavellianism Scale

  title={The Development and Validation of a New Machiavellianism Scale},
  author={Jason J Dahling and Brian G. Whitaker and Paul E. Levy},
  journal={Journal of Management},
  pages={219 - 257}
A new measure of Machiavellianism, the Machiavellian Personality Scale (MPS), was developed and validated over two studies. Machiavellianism is conceptualized as one's propensity to distrust others, engage in amoral manipulation, seek control over others, and seek status for oneself. Study 1 developed and tested the factor structure of the scale, whereas Study 2 provided evidence for the convergent, divergent, and criterion-related validity of the MPS. The results of these studies supported the… 
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